Aloe Vera is the superhero of the houseplant kingdom. Period. Not only does it benefit the home in more ways than one, but it can also grow almost anywhere in direct sunlight. Being of African origin, the plant can survive in very high temperatures with scanty water supply. The plant does not mind being neglected, which makes it the perfect addition to a busy household.
Aloe Vera is a succulent, and is a variant of the aloe genus. The plant has very thick, fleshy leaves and short stems. They often bloom but beautification is not one of their purposes. If you ever cut open the “leaf” of the plant, you will find a thick, transparent jelly inside. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the proverbial elixir. This gel can give you nearly superhuman attributes- and this is not even an exaggeration. Aloe Vera plants are grown and harvested for their many medicinal and cosmetic benefits, and here are some ways in which this conveniently cool plant can turn your life around for the better.
If you are particularly concerned with skin care, then you already know that almost every herbal beauty product you own uses Aloe Vera gel. The enzymes present in the gel reduce skin blemishes like acne and blackheads. It is a cooling agent and can soothe irritated skin. It is also a fantastic moisturizer, and can leave your skin looking fresh and plump.
Suppose you’ve recovered from a really bad cold and your mouth is covered in cold sores. Oh, the agony whenever you eat something hot or spicy. It’s like an explosion in your mouth. You can do away with cold sores with Aloe Vera gel. Layer it on inside your mouth without fear, since it’s perfectly okay to swallow and tastes quite good actually.
Itchy scalp bothering you? Mix some aloe gel with your hair oil and apply it twice a week. It removes dead cells around the hair follicles, which prevents the itching. Aloe Vera is also great for the treatment of dandruff and psoriasis.
If you are facing digestive trouble, Aloe Vera gel is the cure for you. The gel regulates acid/alkaline balance in your gut, keeps body temperature under control, and facilitates bowel movement. It is a great weapon against constipation.
Aloe Vera, if consumed regularly, can treat diabetes. The enzymes in the gel cure hyperglycemia and agitated lipid profile.
The gel is full of antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and E, elements like zinc, iron, and copper help reduce toxins in the body and increase immunity against diseases.
Aloe gel soothes burns on the skin. The gel reduces suppression induced by the UV rays in sunlight, thereby enabling the wound to heal at a faster rate.
Aloe Vera can also be used to flavor food. Although this use is quite unconventional, it is done and proven. Aloe Vera makes food a lot tastier than usual.
There you go, here are some uses of the Aloe Vera plant. We might have missed a few, but you certainly shouldn’t. Aloe seeds are available everywhere, so grab some and plant them today. Trust us, this one amazing plant will save you from buying a whole lot of medicines, ointments and beauty products.